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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Like you are not stressed enough thinking about your quickly approaching move, you need to figure out the specifics of moving prep—do you do it yourself or hire a professional mover to do it for you? If you're working with a full-service moving company in El Paso, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and allow the professional movers to work. When you are more the DIY type and planning on renting a moving van and relying on buddies, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back and also your friendships, there are other reasons to employ a moving company in El Paso to pack and transport your belongings. For one thing, these people are professionals and know how to pad and also pack your items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Gertrude's antiques on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover doesn't get it precisely right and something breaks, don’t sweat it—it is covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Seems like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you try to relocate a awkward piece of exercise equipment—say you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you miss your grip and it falls to the ground, that treadmill likely isn’t going to be cheap to repair. You've got much invested in the gym equipment, so hiring a moving company in El Paso to disassemble as well as transport them properly is definitely worth what you will spend on professional help.

Art and Antiques

When you have any fine art or even antiques, it is worth it to have them professionally packed and transported. A moving company in El Paso has the tools and also expertise to build custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped belongings such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It's Just a Sleeper Sofa

Okay, you are probably thinking, I have a truck with a ramp, some dollies, and a bunch of blankets and also packing tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can knock this out, easy peasy. Sure, you can. However is it seriously a wise idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa across the family room is one thing. Move it out of your home, down the driveway and into the moving truck is an entirely different chore, and unless it's a straight flat line from starting point to end point, you’ll need to be prepared to “pivot” several times. Multiply that couch by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other couches, and a lawn mower, and that’s probably not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the dreaded piano--are you okay with moving it? Even an upright weighs approx. 300 pounds, and a baby grand is likely over 1000 pounds. There's close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one could break in a blink if you don't know what you're doing. Don’t forget the scratches on a hardwood floor—you've got to lift it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you do not leave deep scratches in the wood.

String instruments are very breakable and should be transported in their cases. In the event you do not have the case, a professional mover in El Paso will be able to create a crate for the instrument, and then, they know precisely where to pack it on the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, and you will want leave all your heavy, fragile, and also special items to the professional movers in El Paso. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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